Scientific Linux Security Update : samba and samba3x on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Samba is an open source implementation of the Server Message Block
(SMB) or Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which allows
PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and other
information.

A flaw was found in the way Samba handled certain Local Security
Authority (LSA) Remote Procedure Calls (RPC). An authenticated user
could use this flaw to issue an RPC call that would modify the
privileges database on the Samba server, allowing them to steal the
ownership of files and directories that are being shared by the Samba
server, and create, delete, and modify user accounts, as well as other
Samba server administration tasks. (CVE-2012-2111)

Users of Samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. After installing
this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5cef7478

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61308 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2111